Saturday, November 17, 2012

STEM Yes! Pennies Nyet!

Some pop culture today….

A piece here on Dr. Mayim Bialik of the popular "The Big Bang Theory" TV show wherein she argues for the importance of STEM (including math) education:

It starts off thusly:
"Simply put, The Big Bang Theory actress—and neuroscientist—thinks the United States needs to make science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education a priority, and she’s happy to talk to President Barack Obama about it.“'I think when you look at the statistics of which percentage of jobs will require a background in math and science, it’s about 70 percent,' Bialik says in an interview. 'That is speaking to an absolute need for STEM education.'”
...And awhile back I linked to a story about (American) restaurants rounding dining bills up or down to avoid the need for pennies… here's an entertaining (and persuasive) YouTube video that's been around for awhile, arguing for the abolishment of pennies altogether:

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